I love buying tomatoes at the farmers market. Yeah, they sometimes cost more than tomatoes at the supermarket or local grocer, but not too much more. And these heirloom tomatoes are homegrown, with varieties of distinctive taste, texture, and colour that no storebought tomato can match.
Homegrown Tomatoes by Guy Clark
Ain’t nothin’ in the world that I like better
than bacon and lettuce and homegrown tomatoes…
Plant ’em in the Spring, eat’em in the Summer
All Winter without ’em’s a culinary bummer…
Only two things that money can’t buy
that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes.
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There are tomatoes for every taste: dense flavourful plum tomatoes that are excellent for sauces, as well as big juicy red, yellow, orange tomatoes that make the perfect slice for a BLT. There are citrusy tomatoes that add zing to your salads, and tiny pop-em-in-your-mouth-like-candy tomatoes that taste like sunshine.
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Leaving a comment? I’m curious… how do you like your tomatoes?